Synesthesia: seeing sounds

It causes the brain to process data in several senses simultaneously. For example, people with synesthesia may hear sounds while seeing them as colourful swirls.

About 1 in 2,000 people experience synesthesia. The condition is more common in artists, writers and musicians. (about 20 to 25 percent of these professions have the condition.)

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  • The ancient Greeks first tried to understand the role of the brain and to explain neural disorders. Aristotle thought the brain was a blood-cooling mechanism.
  • French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880) concluded that different parts of the brain had specific functions.
  • In 1873 Italian physician Gamillo Golgi used silver chromate salt to detect neurons.
  • Spanish pathologist Santiago RamΓ³n y Cajal hypothesised that neurons are independent nerve cell units.
  • Since the 1950s, scientific development enabled neuroscientists to study the nervous system more in-depth.
Neurogenesis vs Neuroplasticity
  • Neurogenesis - is the process of which new neurons/brain cells grow in the brain;
  • Neuroplasticity - refers to the existing neurons and the new neurons grow and form different connections with each other. It shapes who we are.
Mindful Pause For Lunch

Since we've been deprived of socialization and have been away from people for as long as we can remember it's important to try and reach out to people.

Taking a break away from your workstation and having lunch maybe at the park or just by the balcony of your place and someone to talk to on the phone can recharge our batteries and possibly make us more focused and creative for the rest of the day.

Our Response To Stress
  • When we experience a stressful event, different hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released inside our body, resulting in a fight-or-flight response, and may experience volatility, extreme emotions and brain shutdowns.
  • Long-term stress has been linked with all kinds of problems related to physical and mental health.
  • Our community, the support we get from family, friends and relatives tend to factor in our response towards a stressful situation.

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